Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

Community Learning and Development

Community Learning and Development is about empowering people, individually and collectively, to make positive changes in their lives and their communities through learning. Our task is to help people, whatever their age, get involved in learning opportunities and play as full a part as possible in the life of their communities.

We see learning as a life-long process and aim to create learning opportunities with easy access for people of all circumstances.

Each summer we publish our own 'newspaper' – a comprehensive guide to the evening classes and other learning opportunities available in Orkney. Through the Learning Link, we help adults facing difficulties with reading, writing and numbers.

Our CLD team run youth clubs and provide support for voluntary youth organisations across the county.

Throughout the islands, we support groups and organisations involved in a wealth of activities of benefit to their local communities.

Orkney Community Learning and Development Strategy

A copy of the Community Learning and Development Strategy for 2015-2018 is available in PDF format from the ‘Related Downloads’ section of this page.

The latest Annual Reports are also available from the 'Related Downloads' section and the Inspection Report (January 2018) can be accessed from the 'Related Sites' section of this page.

Follow @OrkneyLearns on Twitter and www.Facebook.co.uk/Orkneylearns for more on the Community Learning and Development Strategy in Orkney.

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